Brighton Escape Games

Escape to one of Brighton’s Exit Games: Our Guide to Brighton Escape Games

Published On October 21, 2016 | By Sarah Ryman | Things to do features

Bored of your regular nights out? Take a break from the norm and check out a totally different immersive experience at one of Brighton’s hidden escape rooms.

 Slowly but surely, these quirky little adventures are popping up regularly across the UK. The 90’s classic adventure show the Crystal Maze made a recent return to Channel 4 in a one-off in aid of Stand Up to Cancer. This genre seems to be making a huge come back, but this time people want to get right in on the live action.

What’s it all about?

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. The games are physical versions of “escape the room” video games. Since their first appearance in Japan in 2006, their popularity across the world has snow balled.

What does Brighton have to offer?

So far we’ve heard about four exit games in Brighton, all offering very different immersive theatre experiences. They are all excellent team building exercises and some can be tailored for younger guests. Most escape room games include a short introduction with up to 60 minutes to complete the challenge with a debrief at the end.

Bewilder Box – The Hob Goblin

Join the initiative and find out what happened to Dr Benjamin Wilder Sr.

Brighton Escape Games

Your team are new recruits, tasked with completing the Bewilder Box assessment. Race against the clock to complete challenges whilst taking part in a tantalisingly silly immersive story. Do you have what it takes to answer this unfathomable challenge with a hearty laugh and a self-assured thumbs up?  Will you uncover the secret of Dr Wilder Sr’s mysterious disappearance all those years ago? Staring Hugo Myatt, aka Treguard of 80’s kids cult classic TV show Knightmare, Bewilder Box is the ultimate test of brain power, cooperation, leadership, logic and strategy.

Brighton BN1 4GU (2‑6 players)
Prices vary depending on number of players (with 6 players £15.83 pp)

Lady Chastity’s Reserve – The Black Lion

Win Lady Chastity’s fabled aphrodisiac wine.

Brighton Escape Games

Dare you enter the sordid world of Lady Chastity’s vineyard? Faithful servant Gabriel introduces you to the macabre world of this Gothic adventure. A series of spooky challenges await your team as you delve deeper into the world of the demonic lady in red. Will you scream with fear or laugh with infuriating madness? Will you crack the code and unlock the ultimate aphrodisiac prize? Or will you be lost in this hallucinogenic world forever?

Check out WLB’s review of Lady Chastity here.

Brighton BN1 1ND (2‑6 players)
£17 off-peak, £19 peak

Escape Game Brighton

Two great mystery games.

1. Murder at Brighton Pier

In this first Palace Pier based game, investigate a woman’s death on the pier.

Brighton Escape Games

There’s been a murder! A classic Agatha Christie style murder mystery based on the true story of the famous ‘Brighton Trunk Murders’. Back in the 1930’s Brighton became notorious for a series of gruesome murders, when dismembered female bodies were found crammed into separate trunks and left at train stations. Your team of intrepid investigators are tasked with reenacting the grizzly past and solving this real life crime case. Will you uncover the shocking truth?

2. Laboratory of a Madman

In the second from Escape Game Brighton a crazy scientist has poisoned you – discover the antidote! 

Brighton Escape Games

Time is running out! A crazy scientist has poisoned your entire team. This adventure really is a matter of life or death. Enter the Laboratory Of A Madman and race against the clock to solve the clues and crack the codes. The antidote is here, you just need to find it! As the clock ticks you are becoming weaker and weaker. Hurry, your life depends on it!

We can’t wait for more escape room excitement to arrive in Brighton. If you are yet to experience this crazy world of immersive theatre against the clock, book your adventure today.

Palace Pier (2-6 players)
Prices vary depending on number of players (with 6 players £100.00)

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About The Writer

Sarah is a Brighton based freelance marketeer specialising in the family market. A mum of 2, Sarah blogs about her quest to find that perfect family moment @afieldsomewhere